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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:16 pm 
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Problems again.

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Illinois lottery officials are warning that if the state legislature doesn't pass a budget before June 28, they will halt Powerball and Mega Millions ticket sales in the state.

Without a budget, there's no money earmarked to pay lottery winners.

Illinois is years into a fiscal crunch, and this isn't the first time budget gridlock has thrown a wrench into its lottery.

In 2015, the state government had to issue IOUs to players who landed large cash prizes because lawmakers couldn't agree on a budget.

What's different this time is that the Powerball and Mega Millions game operators have put they're foot down: If a budget isn't passed, they're forcing the Illinois lottery to suspend ticket sales "until further notice."

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:25 pm 
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I voted for Rauner. That was my first mistake.

One of the reasons I sold the big building was because of the financial crisis our state is in. The U of I is a state school. Couple that with Trump's less than enthusiastic immigration policies and it tipped the scales in favor of selling.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:39 pm 
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Gotta love so much government waste that they need tax increases, eh?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:20 pm 
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RMan wrote:
Gotta love so much government waste that they need tax increases, eh?


We haven't had a budget in 2 years. It's bankrupting the state.

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He's a uninformed dumbass. --tlhoy 01/01/10
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:43 pm 
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Weiss wrote:
RMan wrote:
Gotta love so much government waste that they need tax increases, eh?


We haven't had a budget in 2 years. It's bankrupting the state.



Madigan is a fuddernutter thief ......... POS should DIAF

http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-illinois-madigan/


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:19 pm 
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Weiss wrote:
RMan wrote:
Gotta love so much government waste that they need tax increases, eh?


We haven't had a budget in 2 years. It's bankrupting the state.



Do something about the corruption then. That takes away necessary funds. Stop increasing government size.....too many free loaders.

I would say "stop taking on so many 'refugees' that take up so much of the government funding", but I know you are pro that. Gotta pay for them somehow.

All the good little programs and niceties that you want take funds. Many people can't easily take on the additional taxes that you want and can accept, so your "budget" won't balance.
Everyone wants free, but that has to come from somewhere, and once you get too deep and can't squeeze any more blood from a stone, then what do you do? What you should do is increase tuition and stop using public funds for so much of it....stop all the pretty things for college and just make it what is necessary to learn.

Or, just ask Bernie and HRC for help as I am sure they would have bailed you out ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:22 am 
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RMan wrote:


Do something about the corruption then.


That doesn't happen in one party states.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:28 am 
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Corruption founded America. It wasn't Columbus.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:40 pm 
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RMan wrote:

I would say "stop taking on so many 'refugees' that take up so much of the government funding", but I know you are pro that. Gotta pay for them somehow...


Curious. Was it my multiple posts about having armed guards on the borders, shooting trespassers and leaving the dead, bloated bodies to rot in the sun that let you know that I was pro that?

I said I voted for Rauner, mainly because he promised fiscal policy reform. He's two and a half years into his first term and he's done nothing except blame and point fingers. He's the billionaire businessman outsider model for Trump. That doesn't bode well for the US.

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